Head of Sixth Form
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Wycombe Abbey School Hangzhou (WAISHZ) is situated in Xiaoshan District, south the center of Hangzhou. The site itself comprises two schools, a Lower School and an Upper School, providing exceptional education for students from EY through to Year 13 (Grade 12). Heads of Department will be expected to develop exceptional working relations with the leadership of the Lower School and the Upper School. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a start-up school, with WAISHZ opening in August 2021.
Wycombe Abbey School Hangzhou will be established as a private school enabling local Chinese nationals to enjoy the benefits of a Wycombe Abbey School education. The majority of the student body will be Chinese nationals studying a unique programme where an internationalised programme complements the Chinese National Curriculum. The students will be taught in both Mandarin and English so that they can graduate from the School with undergraduate levels of both Mandarin and English and thereby flourish at premium universities all around the world.
A Wycombe Abbey education guarantees much more than just academic success. Wycombe Abbey School Hangzhou offers boarding to students from G1 through to G12 (Years 2 to 13) with outstanding facilities for learning, innovation and enterprise, performing arts and sport that are the hallmark of all schools in our Wycombe Abbey Schools Group. Students will be prepared for undergraduate life in universities all around the world and for an increasingly international workplace, with close personal attention paid to the development of each student’s confidence, resilience, independence and character alongside the development of the collaborative skills required in life beyond school.
Job Title: Upper School Drama Teacher
To ensure a caring, happy, safe and structured environment for pupils and staff
Under the direction of the Head of Department, to teach a curriculum that fulfils the aims and goals of the school and reflects the needs of the pupils
To demonstrate a strong, confident, hands-on teaching style where management of time, personnel and resource are discharged efficiently in an atmosphere of consultation and collaboration, with due regard for the cultural complexities of international education.
You will contribute to ensuring the successful growth and continuous improvement of your department
and of the school.
Reporting to and liaising with the Primary SLT, you will challenge, influence and motivate pupils to deliver outstanding performance. You will uphold and actively promote our commitment to integrity, accountability and an aspiration for excellence.
We can offer:
a dynamic and forward-looking school;
a highly motivated Department;
a challenging and enjoyable environment in which to work, characterized by positive interpersonal relationships;
a vibrant, rapidly developing city in which to work, and a good standard of living;
an excellent induction package and CPD together with opportunities for further career enhancement.
Experience: You have experience of teaching the designated languages.
Teaching in a mixed-ability classroom.
Knowledge of recent developments in teaching and learning A proven track-record of success in the classroom.
Qualifications or Training: Qualified Teacher Status
Ability to organise (subject-based) after school and extra curricular activities.
Ability to motivate pupils who have come from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
Ability to simplify instructions and commands.
Allow pupils time to reflect on their own performance.
Personal Qualities &
A commitment to challenging pupils to reach the highest possible standards.
You should be an active learner and a reflective practitioner
Good communication skills.
An effective team player.
Able to learn from other staff members, as well as being able to share your own best
practice with other team members.
- Basic salary: Negotiable
- Accommodation in staff accommodation on the school site in Xiaoshan(No housing allowance）
- Annual flight allowance
- About 3-month paid holidays, including winter/summer vacations and all Chinese public holidays(Following the boarding school's calendar).
- A tuition waiver of 100% for 1-2 children.
- Medical insurance will be provided
- Professional induction training.
- Free 3-meals per day including all family members.
- Visa support.
- Generous support for personal professional development locally, regionally and internationallly